Yes, yes, I actually DO paint furniture in my kitchen... :-) I told my hubbs that EVERY ONE'S garage is tooooo full for projects. :-)
Me thinks he's not believing me.
So, here's the long and gory china cupboard story.
I bought this little beauty about two years ago. It's been stored in my daughter's garage.... 'member what I said about full garages?.... because I was really dreading getting down to business on it. It's mahogany (more on that later) and was painted with white enamel (with no primer) over the top of the original finish. It was chippy and peelie.... just like everyone in Bloggieville loves, right? Yeah, not so much. It was PEELING... like the whole side was almost gone and it was bubbled up and horrible looking.
After spending hours and hours and HOURS stripping this little piece of loveliness it was finally ready for the paint.
So I spent the big dollars and bought Chalk Paint. I've never spent forty dollars for a quart of paint before.......EVAH.....
My darling daughter was doing a little vintage cabinet at the same time so she was the first one to stick her toe in the water and give this new paint a shot. I wasn't really impressed..... I'm sorry. I didn't think it was all that wonderful, so I opted to get that darn paint color-matched with Behr Premium... LOVE the color..... a delish creamy white.... perfect for my little cottage kitchen.
I also bought BIN primer-sealer and applied that first. Yep, back to the mahogany. That blasted pink bled right through. No problem, I thought, that great Behr paint has undercoat, that'll take care of it. No such luck.
I thought I'd better get out the primer with shellac.... I've NEVER had this happen before, but the can sounded like a gun shot when I opened it.... took about ten years off my life......and it was all yukky inside.
Now, I live in a sweet little community, but it has no Lowe's.... No Home Depot.... and no grocery store either, for that matter......so I got myself ready and headed out to the freeway to go to Home Depot to get some more primer. The freeway was backed up to Alaska.
I went home.
I got out my huge can of black paint and got down to business. No pink bled through, that's for sure, but it's really not what I wanted.
Which means another cupboard will need to be painted... or my kitchen is going to be too dark.
Isn't that how it works? One thing leads to another?
Dang, I'm sooooo frustrated.
Hoping to finish it today. And, although it's not even cured yet, I'll jam in full of pretties and then I'll share it with you.
Oh, and by the way, it does have doors and drawers, but I never remember to take pictures of the "befores".... :-)
(Little pieces of leftover carpet, turned upside down, make great pads to make moving furniture really easy. Believe me.. That little cupboard's been spun around countless times.)
Totally off topic.... but this is RANDOM, right???
Note to self: Let the glue gun cool before you put it back in the box with the glue sticks.
I am sort of impatient.
And, to top it all off I need a new bathroom sink. The darn drain was plugged.... yes, it probably WAS because I take my make-up off with Vasoline. Don't tell Estee Lauder... but I've been doing it for years.
Tried bleach. Nope, that didn't work.
Tried drain cleaner. Nope.
AHA!!!!.... I went online and found an EXPERT who said to pour boiling water down the drain.
Yep, the drain IS clear.
The sink? Broken.
Let me tell 'ya... when the sink breaks? It's REALLY loud.
So now I'm thinking I should tell you a story with a happy ending.
Like this post isn't already long enough?
First the horrible part.........my daughter went to pick my grandson up at school yesterday.
She watched a truck pull into the parking lot coming very close to a little two year old boy..... she started screaming for him to stop.........he didn't.........he RAN OVER that little baby.
My daughter called last night to say they were releasing him from the hospital.
He had a broken finger.
Isn't GOD good? Isn't that amazing?
My girl went right over to her sweet friend's house and they began to pray for him.... Then Kate called others to begin to pray.
There is power in prayer.
We are so grateful.
Thank you God for this miracle.
With lovies and huggies too....